Kristy describes her experience with postpartum depression. Thankfully, her husband at the time recognized the signs and arrived just in time to save her life.
Bella and her husband are both in the medical (hospital) industry, yet neither were prepared for the intense postpartum depression that descended on their home after the birth of their child. Valentine's Day was the breaking point for Bella, when she asked her husband to simply end it all. Thankfully, after some trial and error on medicine and therapy, Bella is well and her family is thriving.
"I was crying, the baby was crying. I had so much anxiety. I felt like there was no way out...."
Kristin talks about the struggles of her own postpartum depression. As a licensed mental health therapist and PhD, she had insight into what was happening, but many don't.
Having a child later in life and coming from a large family don't mean you are less likely to experience postpartum depression. Here, Shawna tells her story of expecting her only child at 39 and the postpartum depression that engulfed her days following the birth.
Tina experienced postpartum depression with her first child. Unfortunately, the lasting effects of untreated PPD resulted in divorce. Getting professional help would have made all the difference.
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